TV & Satellite

  • Humax - Freeview and Freesat

    Loss of signal reported with Humax Freesat

    Having spent many years working with all the TV brands, we tend to recommend Humax as the most reliable brand for set top boxes. Humax provide various product options for both Freeview and Freesat services, inclusive of recording and catch-up facilities. That said, in the last week we have received several calls reporting complete loss […]

  • Lost Freeview channels since 17th October?

    Have you lost your freeview channels since 17th Oct? We’re still getting some calls from viewers that have lost Freeview channles after a frequency shuffle on the 17th. If your TV is tuned to one of the following relay transmitters and you haven’t tried a retune, please give it a try… Affected transmitters: Broadhaven Fishguard […]

  • 30 Years In Business

    With today’s remnants of Hurricane Ophelia as a good reminder, this weekend marks the 30th year I’ve been in the aerials business. I can’t say for sure what date I started, but know it was just a couple of months before Michael Fish’s infamous clanger, when the Oct ’87 storm made Sevenoaks into ‘One-Oak’! At […]

  • Ask Dave

    Freeview or Freesat?

    A common question from our customers is ‘which is best, Freeview or Freesat?’  There isn’t a ‘one fits all’ solution.  However, we do suggest you consider the following to help influence your decision: In a nutshell, there are two traditional methods of transmitting TV channels to your property.  Terrestrial TV (commonly referred to as ‘Freeview’) […]

  • Ask Dave

    5 geeky facts about satellite TV

    1.  There are over 2,500 communication satellites approx. 36,000km above the earth’s surface in a geostationary orbit around the equator, known as the Clarke Belt (named after scientist and sci-fi author, Arthur C. Clarke)   Ref: http://www.satelliteguys.us/xen/attachments/boeing-sat-map-pdf.92055 2 . It takes approx. 0.6 seconds for data to travel from a satellite to your TV screen […]

  • TV signals used to track aircraft as alternative to radar

    [news from bbc.co.uk] Research carried out by the air traffic control provider Nats and its partners suggests that existing TV signals could be used to track aircraft, providing a cheaper alternative to radar. TV signals use different parts of the radio spectrum to radar, but both bounce off solid objects. Using special receivers, researchers said […]

  • How to buy a new TV

    It has always been an amusing point of conversation when we tell our customers that our personal TV is in fact a tube TV that we’ve had the pleasure of watching since we bought it, in 2004! Our response to those that ask ‘Why?’ is that we moved to Pembrokeshire to breathe some fresh air. […]

  • Not on the house please!

    Planning or aesthetic requirements sometimes calls for something different. Thankfully, there’s always another way of doing things… Two recent fibreglass satellite dish installations called for something a bit different. One house didn’t have a good line of site to the satellite without an ugly tall pole mounted dish on the chimney.  Another had planning restrictions for […]

  • itvBe

    itvBe Launches on Freeview – 8th Oct at 7pm

    A new itv channel launches on Freeview from 7pm on Freeview 26, Sky 179, Virgin Media 119, Freesat 118 or on ITV Player The night will feature Welcome to ITVBe, a one off celebration of everything on the new channel; a special edition of The Only Way is Essex set in Ibiza; and TOWIE: All Back To Essex, a one off special spin-off. Presenters Peter […]

  • Freeview retune

    Retune your Freeview

    Don’t forget to retune your Freeview TV’s and Set Top Boxes from 2nd September. Here’s a quick clip to remind you how 😉

  • Digital UK issue Freeview TV guide update

    DUK have issued notice that the Freeview TV guide is being updated on Wednesday, 3 September 2014 to create extra capacity for new services. As a result, Children’s and News channels will move to new channel numbers. The Children’s genre will move from LCN 70 to start at LCN 120 and the News genre will […]

  • BBC HD channels move to new positions on Freesat

    Some handy info from FreeSat for those who are enjoying the HD channels: To enhance the channels’ viewing experience a number of changes have been made to the position of BBC HD channels on Freesat. From 24 March, the channel positions will be as follows: